Pedro Menendez de Aviles - The Last Crusader
Location: Coastal Discovery Musuem
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Coastal Discovery Musuem 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
The Coastal Discovery Museum will host Rich Thomas for this in-person and virtual program. A Spanish naval hero by age 21, Menendez de Aviles was sent to the new world by King Philip II of Spain to find a colony on the Port Royal Sound and drive the French from lands claimed by Spain. Had Spain, instead of England, dominated North American settlement in later years, Menendez would occupy a similar place in American history to the one that George Washington does today.
Cost is $7 in-person and $5 virtual viewing and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.